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iTrax

Lower Age: 6+
Website: https://www.learningresources.com/product/itrax--8482-+game.do?sortby=bestSellers&refType=&from=Search&ecList=6&ecCategory=
Price: $19.99
Year Added: 2016
iTrax Game 1
iTrax Game 2
iTrax Game 3
iTrax Game 4

iTrax™challenges players to quickly recreate colorful paths before their opponent. The set includes 44 pieces, 25 double sided pattern cards, and an activity guide with the game rules. Designed as a two-player game, iTrax can also be fun for independent play as well. The goal of the game is to recreate the path shown on the pattern card from one cube to the next, matching the lengths and colors of the connecting pieces. The first person to accurately recreate the path gets to collect the card, and the game then moves on to the next challenge. The first person to accumulate 10 cards wins the game. The game promotes accuracy and speed as players develop strategies to successfully race their opponent. This game also encourages children to be able to make observations and recognize patterns in the blocks, as well as use spatial reasoning and creative thinking to win the game before the other person.

 

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: Make observations, recognize patterns


Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: Criteria


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Spatial reasoning, creative thinking

 

 

Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews

    • Rating: 4.33 out of 5.0

    • Feedback:

      • “It’s like a race!”

      • “Fun like a maze.”

  • Parents Reviews

    • Rating:  NA

    • Feedback: NA

  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews

    • Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

    • Feedback:

      • “Good way to incorporate competition into pattern-matching skills. Could use more depth, but it’s at least difficult enough to challenge 6-year-olds.”